Many parents have health and fitness goals. However, many parents have difficulties when it comes to arranging child care. Fortunately, several gyms in and around Los Angeles offer child care, meaning there’s one less thing stopping you from working out and taking care of your own health and fitness.
If you’ve been wondering how to go to the gym with kids, the answer is to find one like the ones on this list, making sure they offer a dedicated space for your kids to play. Because you can’t let your kids hang out near the workout gear or exercise equipment, it’s just not safe.
Safety matters, so finding a gym with childcare is super important. Knowing that your kids are safe and having fun will allow you to focus on getting a good workout. Plus you’ll get the side benefit of showing your kids how great it is to work out at a gym.
Making your own health and fitness a priority is a great way to teach your kids how important it is to take care of yourself. You may have some mini gym rats in the family before you know!
The Best Gyms with Child Care in Los Angeles
Bay Club El Segundo
2250 Park Place, El Segundo, CA 90245
(310) 643-6878 and
Bay Club Manhattan Country Club
1330 Parkview Ave., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Bay Club Santa Monica
2425 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404
Bay Club El Segundo isn’t like most gyms. “This club’s expansive 105,000-square-foot layout offers a resort-style destination.” You’ll find a wide-range of activities and amenities here. In addition, parents can relax while working out, knowing their kiddos are having a fun time in the “Bay Club’s first Clubhouse offering — 14,000 square feet of truly magical spaces for kids.” Advance reservations are required for child care. Check the website for details as well as membership information. Bay Club Manhattan Country Club and Bay Club Santa Monica locations also offer child care.
Canyon Crest Athletic Club
Canyon Crest Towne Centre
5225 Canyon Crest Dr. #18, Riverside, CA 92507
Canyon Crest Athletic Club opened back in 1980, and since then, they have become well-known and well-respected in the Inland Empire. CCAC offers a variety of Membership Options so you can find the membership level that best fits your needs. Additionally, parents will appreciate the on-site Child Care Center. Children are grouped according to their ages and “participate in special programs, games and activities.” Child Care is $10 per child, per month and is offered for children 4 months to 12 years. Childcare is offered Monday-Friday 8:15 am to 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Saturday and Sunday 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.
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Collins & Katz Family YMCA
1466 S. Westgate Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90025
The YMCA is known for many things, including a variety of classes and activities at affordable rates. In addition to two indoor heated pools, an indoor basketball court, an on-site health café, and strength training equipment, the Collins & Katz Family YMCA also offers a Child Activity Center. Each YMCA location varies slightly in their amenities and class offerings. Be sure to check the location nearest you to find out if they offer a Child Activity Center.
Crunch Fitness Burbank
761 N. San Fernando Blvd., Bubank, CA 91502
Crunch Fitness Burbank is a “Signature Club” which offers amenities not available at traditional Crunch Fitness Centers. They offer a variety of classes, “tons of weights,” cycling studios, and more. There are different membership levels available, too, so you can select the one best for you. Plus, they offer babysitting services while you workout. Not all Crunch Fitness Centers offer babysitting services; however, some do including the Norwalk and Chatsworth locations.
Equinox South Bay
5400 Rosecrans Ave., Hawthorne, CA 90250
Equinox South Bay, with its rooftop pool, may not be like your typical gym. A large variety of classes are offered as well as special features including The Spa (offering facials, massage, and more), personal training, studio pilates, and more. In addition, Kids Club is an important feature for parents. No more putting off working out because of child care issues. Not all Equinox locations offer a Kids Club but the Miracle Mile, Hollywood, Culver City, and Studio City are just a few of the other locations that do.
Fitness 19 Pico Rivera
8676 Whittier Blvd., Pico Rivera, CA 90660
(562) 942-1919 and
Fitness 19 Bellflower
9044 Alondra Blvd., Bellflower, CA 90706
Fitness 19 Pico Rivera offers a range of classes and activities. But, most important for parents, this Fitness 19 location offers a Kids Room, so you can work out knowing your kiddo is nearby, being looked after, and having fun. Not all Fitness 19 centers have a specially designated Kids Room, but the Bellflower does as well.
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Los Angeles Athletic Club
431 W. 7th St., Los Angeles, CA 90014
LA Athletic Club offers Babysitting services, for children ages 2-7, on Saturdays and Sundays. The Babysitting room includes “four areas of learning for your child to explore and be creative: a crafts and arts area, a reading nook, a Lego station, and board games.” Meanwhile, parents will find many ways to get their bodies moving including a variety of classes, joining a league, spending time in the yoga studio, and much more.
Several Locations including
1833 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035
You may already be familiar with LA Fitness, but did you know they also offer a Kids Klub? That means your kids will be busy, having fun so you can focus on your workout. While other locations do offer a Kids Klub, some are not currently operating. However, the Universal City and Culver City locations are offering Kids Klub at this time.
2251 E. Gonzales Road, Oxnard, CA 93036
World Gym offers something for everyone including cardio, boxing, strength machines, a pool, personal training, group classes, and much more. In addition, World Gym offers Kids Club, a “special area set aside for children to play while you enjoy the gym.” Space and hours are limited, be sure to check with the front desk for details.
Wendy Kennar is a mother, writer, and former teacher who has lived her entire life in the same Los Angeles zip code. You can read more from Wendy at her website WendyKennar.com where she writes about books, boys, and bodies (living with an invisible disability).
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